• Tesla, PG&E to Bring ‘Virtual Power Plant' to Help Provide Electricity on Outages

    10 days ago - By Tech Times

    A virtual power plant is coming, but how will it work?
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  • Tesla partners with California utility on virtual power plant

    Tesla partners with California utility on virtual power plant

    10 days ago - By The Verge

    A contractor installs hardware for a Tesla Powerwall battery unit at a home in San Jose, California. | Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
    Tesla and California utility PG&E launched a new program that will pay eligible Powerwall owners to send extra electricity to the grid when it's vulnerable to blackouts. Working together, the Powerwalls create a “virtual power plant” that can help keep the lights on during emergencies or energy shortages.
    By signing up, Powerwall owners will receive $2 for every additional kilowatt-hour they feed to the grid during designated “events”...
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